Smoking, Obesity and Fat (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Loading audio... Caption People who smoke tend to eat more high-fat foods. So do obese people. Now investigators, led by a nutrition researcher at Washington University School Of Medicine in St. Louis, are reporting that obese women who smoke have a hard time perceiving fat and sweetness in food, and they also get less enjoyment from tasting food than the other women who were studied, Jim Dryden reports. Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.